Monthly Archive: May 2020

May 12

Tombstone Tuesday-John & Anna M. (Scior) Buechner

This is the tombstone of Johann and Anna M. (Scior) Buechner, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier Ruhet in Gott
Johann Buechner
Gest. Den 7 Jan 1896
Alter
67 J. 4 M. 10 T.

Anna M. Buechner
Gest. D. 20 Apr 1907
Alter
78 J.  8 T.

May 08

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 14

Today’s blog post is the fourteenth in a series, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California.

In his journal Nimrod Headington details his voyage from New York to San Francisco, where he would stake his claim and pan for gold. [1] [2]

Their ship, the Race Hound, set sail from New York on 16 February 1852 and rounded Cape Horn during the night of 4 May. Today’s installment begins on 1 July 1852, as their ship nears San Francisco.

May 05

Tombstone Tuesday-Maria Catharina Buchner

This is the tombstone of Maria Catharina Büchner, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

MARIA CATHARINA
Tochter von
Johann & Margarethe
BÜCHNER
Gestorben
Den 12 Jan. 1858
Alter
3 Jahre, 11 mo, 15 tag

May 01

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 13

Today’s blog post is the thirteenth in a series, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California.

In his journal Nimrod Headington details his voyage from New York to San Francisco, where he would stake his claim and pan for gold. [1] [2]

Their ship, the Race Hound, set sail from New York on 16 February 1852 and rounded Cape Horn during the night of 4 May. Today’s installment begins on 27 June 1852, as they continue to sail toward San Francisco.

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